Mr. Bacon shares responsibility with Mr. Perry to manage the day-to-day activities of the firm. He is an active deal partner, serving as Chairman of RANDYS Worldwide Automotive, Signature Systems Group and Manhattan Beachwear Holding Company and is a director of Hospitality Mints.
Mr. Bacon originally joined Linsalata Capital Partners in 1990. Following the firm’s acquisition of Care-Free Windows in 1992, he left the firm to be appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Care-Free in 1993, where he successfully executed a build-up strategy in the vinyl window industry and an exit to a strategic buyer in 1998. While in the window industry, Mr. Bacon was active in the American Architectural Manufacturers’ Association. Mr. Bacon then returned to Cleveland and Linsalata Capital Partners.
Before his time with Linsalata Capital Partners, Mr. Bacon was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in the firm’s operations, organization, energy, and leadership practices in both the United States and Europe. Mr. Bacon started his career in a progression of operating positions with Allied-Signal (formerly Bendix Automotive) in South Bend, Indiana.
His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Albion College in Albion, Michigan, and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.
Mr. Bacon is past President of the Board of Trustees of the Union Club of Cleveland.